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  • Lincoln Outdoor Club back in action

    Roger Dey, Blackfoot Valley Dispatch|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Half a dozen kids took advantage of the recent belated snowfall to strap on cross-country skis and cruised through Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild with the Lincoln Outdoor Club Friday Feb. 9. The excursion marked the third activity for the Outdoor Club since December, after being dormant for a year. Club coordinator and Lincoln High School science teacher Nancy Schwalm said they had planned a ski day in January, but it was cancelled as record cold settled across...

  • Sculpture in the wild marks 10th season with more space, new works and familiar faces.

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 10, 2023

    Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild marked their 10th season last month with the return of some familiar faces who created two new installations in a 15-acre expansion to the sculpture park. “Two new installations will bring our total for art installations in the park to 24,” BPSW President Becky Garland told the dozens of visitors who showed up Sept. 23, for the new sculpture launch. “The other thing we’re really really happy about is that we just signed on with th...

  • Photos: Sculpture in the Wild 2023

    Roger Dey|Updated Oct 10, 2023

    Work at Sculpteuin the wild during the 2023 Artist in Residence....

  • Sculpture in the Wild to mark 10th season of new installations

    News Release, Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild|Updated May 30, 2023

    LINCOLN, MONT. – This summer marks the 10th season of Lincoln's award-winning sculpture park Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild. BPSW celebrates the rich cultural, environmental, and industrial heritage of the Blackfoot Valley. The 26-acre park hosts 18 art installations by artists from Germany, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Great Britain, Denmark, the USA, and the Northern Cheyenne nation. Celebratory events will be happening throughout the summer. Below are some h...

  • Community Social Comes to Lincoln

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Apr 11, 2023

    It all began with an idea at the Lincoln Community Hall meeting. Now, with more than 20 organizations, the Lincoln Community Social (a.k.a. Get to Know Your Community and Neighbors Social) event is well on its way. The event, hosted by the Lincoln Community Hall and the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce at the historic Lincoln Community Hall, is scheduled for Friday, April 14, from 4-8 p.m.. There are four main reasons the thought of a community social came about: First,...

  • Community Social

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Community Social Comes to Lincoln Tammy Jordan It all began with an idea at the Lincoln Community Hall meeting. Now, with more than 20 organizations, the Lincoln Community Social (a.k.a. Get to Know Your Community and Neighbors Social) event is well on its way. The event is hosted by the Lincoln Community Hall and the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce and will take place Friday, April 14, 2023 from 4pm-8pm at the historic Lincoln Community Hall. There were four main reasons t...

  • BPSW welcomes new Executive Director

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Mar 8, 2023

    LINCOLN, Mont. – The new year brought with it a new executive director for Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild. Jenny Bevill officially stepped into the leadership role for Lincoln's international sculpture park at the beginning of January this year. Though she carries a different title, Bevill's duties will largely be the same as those of former Artistic Director Kevin O'Dwyer, who retired from his role with Sculpture in the Wild after the 2021 residency. Since m...

  • Editorial: As LVCC faces an uncertain future, last month's USDA funding presentation highlighted the need for a strong Chamber. There's no better chance to rebuild one.

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Nov 11, 2022

    The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting that is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday Nov. 10 at the Lincoln Library will center on how to keep the business organization viable for the future. The future of the LVCC remains in doubt as the two current remaining directors - President Laurie Welty and Vice President Victor Johnson are set to leave when their terms expire at the end of this year. Former treasurer Erin Dey stepped back into the role on an interim basis, but...

  • School Board fills H.S. Girls Basketball coaching job, approves new admin position

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 17, 2022

    The Lincoln School Board resolved their recent coaching kerfuffle at their Oct. 10 meeting, approving Superintendent Jen Packer as the head girls basketball coach The recommendation to approve Packer for the position passed in a four-to-one vote, with trustee Wendi Dietz as the sole no vote. Deitz told the BVD that Packer has the credentials and provided the required letter of interest but elaborated on comments made during the meeting. She said her opposition had to do with...

  • Fresh Art

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 14, 2022

    It took a little longer than originally planned, but Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild saw the completion of two fresh installations during the first week of October. Northern Cheyenne artist Bently Spang put the finishing touches on his new piece, a collection of 30 interconnected lodgepole tripods, during the last week of September. "It just was quite an experience," he said Oct.6, when he returned to talk about his piece with Julia and Shanenon Starrett for a video...

  • New Work in Progress at Sculpture in the Wild: Wooden disks and dancing trees

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Artist Stuart Frost returned to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild this year to create a second installation for Lincoln's sculpture park. Frost, whose known for his wood creations featuring repeating forms and patterns, first came to Lincoln in 2019 to create "A Place is a Place is a Place," the cabin-shaped piece composed of slabs of wood cut in the pattern of a historic cross-cut saw. He planned to come back to Montana in 2020 with his wife, who had a residency...

  • Editorial: How to Kill a Good Town (Revisited)

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    For the past ten-and-a-half years I've seen Lincoln move from a town stuck in an economic rut to one that began to take control of its own destiny. The successful development of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild showed Lincoln can do something new and unexpected and be more than just "stinkin' drinkin' Lincoln." People began look at ways to grow the economy beyond that, without making too many drastic changes to the community. Discussions that had been going on...

  • Visual Thinking with BPSW Education Program

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    "This is my first time doing this," Said Allyssa Roggow, who was leading Lincoln grade-schoolers to various sculptures as part of the Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild education program . "I'm a musician based in Great Falls, but I've done some things with visual thinking strategies, which is a way of engaging with art that was developed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City." Roggow said visual thinking strategies is learner centered. Kids take a minute to...

  • New Work in Progress at Sculpture in the Wild: Bently Spang explores native presence

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Sep 21, 2022

    When visitors arrive at Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild, the installation they are likely to see first is a cluster of lodgepole tripods created by Northern Cheyenne artist Bently Spang. "There will be at least 25 forms brought together to call attention to the number of peoples that are still here," he said. "Rather than seeing us in the past, it's symbolic of setting up a lodge, the beginning of setting up a lodge. It's kind of saying we're still here; we're still...

  • A little batty

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    International Bat Week is celebrated annually on the last week of October, from the 24-31. Organized by Bat Conservation International and in partnership with groups like Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the event is meant to highlight the need for bat conservation and demonstrate the important role bats play in the ecosystem and economy. Bats belong to the order Chiroptera and are the only mammals capable of true and sustained flight. There are over 900 species of bats, acco...

  • Update from Lincoln Council for the Arts

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    With so many new faces in Lincoln, the Lincoln Council for the Arts wanted to give a small update on things they are doing in the community and remind people of ways they can get involved. If you are a local artist and would like to be featured on our website and social media, the Arts Council would like to meet you. Lincoln Council for the Arts meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the back room at Lambkins. They invite anyone interested in the arts, or those...

  • Lincoln Christmas Bazaar carries on

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    The Annual Lincoln Christmas Bazaar saw a busy day Saturday, Dec. 4. This year's Christmas Bazaar marked the first since Ann Pryor retired in 2019 after 30 years organizing the sale by crafters and artisans. For Jill Sallin, who took over as organizer, the bazaar was a bittersweet affair. She watched the ebb and flow of the crowd from behind a table laden with quilts, rugs, potholders and other useful creations handmade by her mother Jesse, who passed away last month. Jesse...

  • International Sculpture Day at BPSW

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild recognizes International Sculpture Day Most of the visitors to Sculpture in the Wild Saturday were unaware it was International Sculpture Day but seemed delighted to find out they had chosen to visit Lincoln's sculpture park on the unofficial holiday. International Sculpture Day falls on the last Saturday in April every year. It was set up by the International Sculpture Center as a worldwide celebration of sculpture and to increase...

  • Sculpture in the Wild ready for 'sculpture season' next month

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Sculpture season returns to Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild in September, featuring an artist originally slated to be here in 2020 and the return of an artists who was last here in 2019. Following a two-year delay, Northern Cheyenne artist Bently Spang will be here to create an installation reflecting his Native American culture. "We're real excited about him," said BPSW president Becky Garland. Spang was originally scheduled to create an installation during the...

  • Photos: Music in the Wild at the Teepee Burner

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    For the last two years, the Music in the Wild performances in the Delaney Mill Teepee Burner have brought some of the state's best musicians to town nearly every weekend throughout July and August. It provides a free, unrivaled chance to hear a wide variety of musical styles – from blues to jazz to country, as well as the occasional guest speaker – in a one-of-a-kind setting....

  • Focus Groups help refine priorities for Lincoln Community Master Plan

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 28, 2022

    Development of the Lincoln Community Master Plan continues to move forward after six focus group discussions met June 9 and 10 for a more detailed look at the major concerns identified in a survey circulated in March. Dustin De yong of Freestone Development, the contractor hired to develop the master plan, facilitated the discussions, which combined in person meetings and Zoom participation for those who couldn't be in Lincoln. "I know it was difficult for some people to...

  • No Passing Zone extensions OK'd

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jan 13, 2022

    Drivers in a rush to pass other cars as they head into or out of Lincoln will need a little more patience in the future with the Montana Department of Transportation's approval of an extension of no-passing zones on both the east and west ends of town. A recent review of data and field observations of traffic and driveway densities on Highway 200 near Lincoln provided justification for the extension. MDT conducted the observations on Highway 200 on both ends of Lincoln at...

  • Obituary: Lowell D. Cox

    Updated Dec 16, 2021

    On December 10, 2021, Lowell "Lonny" Cox, age 73, passed away at home under the care of his wife after an extended battle with cancer. Lowell Dean Cox was born on May 25, 1948 to Esther M. and William Rodger Cox, Jr in Helena, Mont. He joined a brother William (Sonny) R. Cox, III and a sister Myrth Cox Strainer. He was later joined by a brother Blaine Cox. Lonny grew up in East Helena, Mont. and attended schools in East Helena and Helena. Lonny started working at Schillers Ser... Full story

  • Photos: Wagon Riders

    Updated Dec 15, 2021

    Groups of people braved the chilly blustery weather last weekend to take a wagon ride with Billy Cyr and his team, Brutus and Sampson, through Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild during the Christmas stroll activities Saturday, Dec. 4....

  • Lincoln School Board hears football eligibility & substitute teacher issues, Sculpture Park update

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Oct 20, 2021

    As Lincoln School headed into Homecoming week, the premature end to the Lincoln High School football season and difficulties in finding substitute teachers both saw extensive discussion at the Lincoln School board meeting Monday Oct. 11. Lincoln Schools Athletic Director Shane Brown said football season started off with high expectations but circumstances such as COVID-19 and poor practice attendance affected players eligibility to the point the team couldn't be sustained...

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